Roger Federer added another prodigious milestone to his sure-fire Hall of Fame credentials on Saturday by capturing the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships—his 100th career title.
Here’s a look at how the Swiss reached the landmark, which leaves him nine titles behind the men's all-time leader, Jimmy Connors.
- Federer has won 100 titles across 32 unique tournaments. He's lifted a trophy in 19 countries on four different continents.
- Federer's 100 singles trophies lead all active players. Rafael Nadal has 80, and Novak Djokovic has 73. The other 97 players in the Top 100 have 333 combined.
- Federer has won at least one tournament in 18 of the past 19 years. The only year since 2001 that Federer hasn’t lifted a trophy? 2016.
Twenty of Federer’s 100 titles have been at the Grand Slam level, including five at the US Open.
Federer has won two events nine times each: Basel in Switzerland and Halle in Germany.
- Between 2004 and 2006, Federer won an incredible 34 titles. In that three-year span, Federer won 34 of 48 tournaments he entered, compiling a 238-14 record at events excluding Davis Cup and the Olympics. Six of the 14 losses were to Nadal. That means he won more than two tournaments for every match he lost.
- When Federer won his first title in Milan in 2001, the youngest player currently in the Top 100, Felix Auger-Aliassime, was less than six months old.
- In his career, Federer has earned more than $120 million in prize money. If you add up the prize-money checks solely from Federer's 100 singles titles, he has earned an estimated $64 million. Less than half of this (roughly $29.5 million) has been from his 20 Grand Slam men's singles titles.
1st title: Milan, 2001
10th title: Vienna, 2003
25th title: Dubai, 2005
50th title: Cincinnati, 2007
75th title: Wimbledon, 2012
100th: Dubai, 2019
Breakdown of titles:
20 Grand Slam men's singles titles
27 ATP Masters 1000 titles
25 ATP International Series/ATP World Tour 250 series titles
22 ATP International Series Gold/ATP World Tour 500 series titles
6 ATP Tour Finals titles
Comfortable on any surface…
69 titles on hard courts
18 titles on grass courts
11 titles on clay courts
2 titles on carpet
… and on any continent
50 titles in Europe
24 in North America
18 titles in Asia
8 titles in Australia
Comparing Federer with Connors
Career titles: Connors leads Federer, 109-100. They are the only two men to reach 100 wins.
Major titles: Federer leads Connors, 20-8. For perspective, Federer has won Wimbledon as many times as Connors won majors.
Finals record: Federer won his 100th title in his 152nd final, while Connors reached his 100th title in his 141st final. Connors finished with a finals record of 109-55 (.665 winning percentage), compared with Federer's 100-52 (.658). Connors went 9-14 in the 23 finals he made after winning his 100th championship.
Matches played: Connors has played more matches than any other male player in the Open era with 1,535. Federer currently sits at 1,449.
Matches won: Connors also has more wins than any male tennis player in history. His 1,256 match victories lead Federer's 1,188.